The Human Foot: A Companion to Clinical Studies / Edition 1

The Human Foot: A Companion to Clinical Studies / Edition 1

by Leslie Klenerman, Bernard Wood
     
 

The Human Foot, a collaboration between an orthopedic surgeon and a paleoanthropologist, starts by tracing the evolutionary history of feet all the way from their beginnings as fins to modern human feet. It presents the foot, a neglected but important region, taking into account advances in the study of evolution, imaging, physiology and biomechanics.
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The Human Foot, a collaboration between an orthopedic surgeon and a paleoanthropologist, starts by tracing the evolutionary history of feet all the way from their beginnings as fins to modern human feet. It presents the foot, a neglected but important region, taking into account advances in the study of evolution, imaging, physiology and biomechanics.
The development of gait in children is described and measurements of foot pressures and their value are discussed. Also analyzed are various examples of the foot in action such as running, ballet dancing, tightrope walking, kicking, firewalking, swimming and the foot in microgravity, ending with a chapter on the loss of parts and the whole of the foot, the consequences and prosthetic replacement.
The text is an invaluable resource for orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, sports scientists, and podiatrists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852339258
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
10/24/2005
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Early evolution of the foot.- Recent evolution of the human foot.- How the foot works.- The development of gait.- The measurement of foot prints (Pedobarography) .- The foot in action.- Amputations and prostheses.

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